I was all set to tell you how this chicken ramen soup recipe was inspired by the episode on ramen chef extraordinare Ivan Orkin on Chef’s Table (and if you have not yet watched Chef’s Table boy do you have a treat in store for you!). I was going to tell you how this bowl of shredded chicken and baby spinach and flavorful broth and ramen noodles is my new favorite version of chicken noodle soup. Yep, this post was going to be my ode to the wonder of ramen. But literally as I was in the midst of typing away, THIS HAPPENED…
Of all the many soup recipes I have on this site (and I have 88 – I just counted), I think the ones I make in the slow cooker are my favorites. There is something about the low and slow process of simmering gently all day long that gives soups and stews such a rich, homey, comforting flavor. And so while I do love my various and sundry chicken noodle soup recipes, I figured it was high time I gave this comfort food classic a whirl in the slow cooker. And yep, it was a good, good thing. Ready to slow cook everyone’s favorite comfort food soup? Let’s make it!
This easy peasy recipe for bistro artichoke chicken is basically a plate full of spring, with the tender artichoke hearts and sweet shallots all cooked up with the chicken in a lovely white wine sauce. I’m calling it Bistro Artichoke Chicken because this is what I imagine you might get at a little French bistro on a warm April day, and one day I will get to France and find out if I am right. In the meantime I’m just going to serve this up for the Southern husband, open the windows just a smidge to let in the springtime breeze, and ooh-la-la. Let’s make it!
This soup is reason number 1,284,735 that I always make extra chicken when I am making chicken for other reasons, because leftover chicken means you can make things like this creamy, dreamy parmesan polenta chicken soup in a snap. If you have ever had a bowl of warm and wonderful polenta, just imagine it in soup form with chicken and baby spinach swirled into it, and a drizzle of olive oil on top. And if you haven’t ever had a bowl of polenta…well, you have a great treat to look forward to, because polenta is Comfort Food Extraordinaire. Ready for warm and wonderful soup deliciousness? Let’s make it!
Well, Happy New Year, my friends!!! Did we all have a good time over the holiday season? Did we eat All The Cookies and All The Cheese and drink All The Wine? I sure did, and I regret not one delicious minute of it…and I also have to say that I am also good and ready to kick off 2017 with some healthiness, which is its own kind of good cheer.
And as a Happy New Year to you, my wonderful readers, I have a delicious giveaway for you, AND a recipe for good and good for you roasted tomato edamame soup. Happy New Year and let’s make it!
Every once in a while we all need comfort food, and when that happens, I make chicken dumpling soup. It’s not only the bowl of warm, delicious chicken soup filled with cheery vegetables and soft little dumplings, although that is wonderful. It’s also the soothing process of being in the kitchen, the heart of the house, going through the familiar process of chopping carrots and leeks, kneading together flour and eggs and butter, stirring the pot and knowing with absolute certainty that no matter what, within the hour you and your loved ones are going to be tucking into that first spoonful. Cooking is comfort.